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10.02.2012

Pancake Bites!

You can now cross this off my Pinterest list!


                                                   

Instead of going out to breakfast this past weekend I decided spur of the moment to make these delish pancake breakfast bites.

In place of using of using a mix I made a whole wheat pancake batter from scratch. Which, to me at least, tastes so much better than any mix and it's SO easy! Added bonus to making your own batter: no preservatives.

Recipe from my Better Home & Gardens cookbook: 

                        Mix together: 
  • 1
    cup whole wheat flour
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt

    Mix in a separate bowl: 

  • 1
    beaten egg
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 2
    tablespoons cooking oil

    Mix the dry ingredients with the wet and voila! 

    tip: do not over mix the two. you want it to be a little lumpy (esp if you're doing traditional pancakes in a pan). Having a thicker consistency makes fluffier pancakes ;). 



Spray the cupcake pan with Pam (I have one that has flour added, great for baking). Pour your batter into each section to about 3/4 full each.
As you can see I tried a row with some frozen berries...they were a hit with the little one. 
This picture was really to show you the oven thermometer.  I swear by that thing. My sister got it for me and my cooking has gotten 20x better since (in my book lol). My oven is always about 15-20 degrees too high...makes a BIG difference. Now got get one! 

Now add your precooked bacon, which you chopped into pieces...while taste testing of course, to the top of each pancake bite. Bake at 350 for 12-14 mins. Mine took about 16 mins...just saying. They will be golden on the top and dry in the middle. Enjoy! 



I also used cupcake liners thinking it would be easy clean up but in reality the pancake stuck to it and it was a waste of pancake (a sin, I know!)....no wonder she didn't use them in the original recipe. lesson learned: no cupcake liners, just Pam. 

These are a must for Christmas/New Years morning's to come...and any other excuse we can come up with.

Guess who's counting calories again?! Yep, this girl. 2 pancake bites are about 215 calories. Not too bad for bfast...but make sure you add syrup calories if you're counting too.

If you're counting calories or are looking for a better way to do so, check out myfitnesspal.com . It's a free phone app and website. You can look up any/all foods, track your progress and set goals! It totally keeps me in check and syncs your computer and phone so there is no excuse. If you do check it out or you're already on there, add me: libbs08.

-LL

                 

3 comments:

Mallory Bezette said...

I am so going to try this! Looks so yummy!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

I don't do bacon but these look really yummy. Thanks for joining the ornament swap!

Rita said...

mmm... I'm going to try this too! Will cut down on the time it takes to make pancakes! If you want to use liners try spraying the pan and the cupcake liners, the cupcakes won't stick to the liners. Yay for oven thermometers!!

ornament swap???

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